Photonics West took place in San Francisco from 1st to 6th Feb. There was a huge attendance of over 20,000 people. There were several thousand presentations among which were some on transfer printing where the Microprince project was highlighted. Notable talks included those on micro-LED displays and the presentations from Christopher Bower of X-Display the recently formed spin-off from partner X-Celeprint and from PlayNitride. The show had over 1,000 exhibiting companies with a remarkable number hiring personnel.